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PBA Family Law Section Winter Meeting 2021

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A - All Three Days

STARTWed., Jan. 13, 2021
8:15 AM
ENDFri., Jan. 15, 2021
11:45 AM
CLE 7.5 sub/1.5 eth PRICE Regular: $399.00
New Attorney: $200.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00
B - Day One and Two

STARTWed., Jan. 13, 2021
8:15 AM
ENDThu., Jan. 14, 2021
11:45 AM
CLE 4.5 sub/1.5 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00
C - Day One and Three

STARTWed., Jan. 13, 2021
8:15 AM
ENDFri., Jan. 15, 2021
11:45 AM
CLE 4.5 sub/1.5 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00
D - Day Two and Day Three

STARTThu., Jan. 14, 2021
8:15 AM
ENDFri., Jan. 15, 2021
11:45 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00
E - Day One

STARTWed., Jan. 13, 2021
8:15 AM
ENDWed., Jan. 13, 2021
11:45 AM
CLE 1.5 sub/1.5 eth PRICE Regular: $249.00
New Attorney: $125.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00
F - Day Two

STARTThu., Jan. 14, 2021
8:15 AM
ENDThu., Jan. 14, 2021
11:45 AM
CLE 3 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $249.00
New Attorney: $125.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00
G - Day Three

STARTFri., Jan. 15, 2021
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jan. 15, 2021
11:45 AM
CLE 3 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $249.00
New Attorney: $125.00
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About

The Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association is pleased to have the unique opportunity to present a full slate of great programming for its 2021 Annual Winter Meeting. The meeting will be a virtual meeting held Wednesday through Friday, January 13 -15, 2021.

There will be nine (9) total continuing education credits offered, both substantive and ethics, over the three (3) days. These will be programs specifically geared to the challenging times we, and our practices, are in. The speakers in each of the programs include, experienced well known family law practitioners, as well as Judges and experts in a variety of fields.

I encourage, not only those who regularly attend our meetings, but also those who do not, whether you are a Section member or not, to take advantage of this opportunity. You will be educated and you will earn nine (9) continuing education credits, all while in the comfort and safety of your home or office. 

Dave Schanbacher, Esq.
Chair, PBA Family Law Section

 

Agenda:

Wednesday, Jan. 13

8:15 - 8:30 am      Welcome and Introduction

8:30 10:00 am      Ethics and Practice of Litigating Remotely

The pandemic has clearly caused all of us (even those resistant to technology) to recognize that the practice of law has joined the 21st century and that the use of remote technology, while necessary over the past few months, is likely here to stay and will be a prominent feature in our practices moving forward.  However, this raises a number of ethical considerations.  This program is intended to explore the practice of law in a remote world while balancing ethical responsibilities.

10:15 - 11:45       A Touch of Accounting and Tax for Lawyers…It Just Might Help

Accounting is math and, for most lawyers, math is not a friendly subject.  Math and balancing chemical equations was the Lord’s message that the path of righteousness went through law school.  Unfortunately, whether it’s to balance a checkbook or reviewing a tax return, math keeps creeping back into our lives.  It’s not right but it’s real!  And if you are involved in divorce cases, you need to evaluate the real income of a party or the real value of a business.
This session is devoted to a kinder and gentler approach to accounting.  We promise that above it all, it will be practical.  So, take a sedative and sit back for what we hope is a comfortable 90-minute ride.

Thursday, Jan. 14

8:15 - 8:30 am      Welcome and Introduction

8:30 - 10:00 am     Practicing Family Law in Uncertain Economic Times

Practicing family law in uncertain times brings unique challenges, considerations and crossover with other disciplines.  This program offers a practical guideline to navigating tumultuous economic times for our clients.
What should you consider when navigating foreclosures, mortgage forbearance and loss of real estate, and the impact thereof on clients’ prospective capacity to qualify for lending?
What does one do when either party files for bankruptcy before, during or after a divorce action?
What are your options and mandates, as a practitioner, in both state and Federal courts?
What questions need to be answered when a party in your case received CARES Act benefits, a PPP loan and/or unemployment compensation?
What is the relevant of these circumstances in your case in our post-pandemic times?

Join us to find out!

10:15 - 11:45     Case Law, Legislation & Rules Update

Forget the Socratic method and join us for a lively discussion of recent appellate decisions regarding custody, divorce, equitable distribution, support (all forms), adoptions and protection from abuse and the practical impact such decisions will have on your approach with existing clients.  We will also discuss updated rules, statutes and/or pending legislation.

Friday, Jan. 15

8:30 - 10:00 am   Custody in Real Time: from Interview to Courtroom - Part 1 

Using intake forms and video interviews with two parents and their children, who are involved in a hypothetical custody dispute, we will interview their family law attorneys (Attys. Cheryl L. Young, Esquire & J. Paul Helvy, Esquire), their forensic custody evaluators (Drs. Nancy Schneider, JD, Ph.D. and Eric J Bernstein, Psy.D.), and the judges who will hear their case if it not settled (The Hon. Katherine V. Oliver & The Hon. Christina M. Simpson).  What issues can you spot?  What needs to be investigated further?  Can the case be settled?  How will you present the evidence?  Follow the case in real time and hear from experienced litigators as they share their insights from interview to courtroom.

10:15 - 11:45 am    Custody in Real Time: from Interview to Courtroom - Part 2

A Huge Thank You to our Sponsors:

  • Approved Mortgage Group
  • Bank of America
  • Financial Research Associates
  • CFGI
  • Soberlink
  • Conrad Siegel
  • Savron Benson

 

 

Practice Areas

Faculty

NameFirm/Company
Mark R. Ashton Esq. Fox Rothschild LLP (Exton)
Todd M. Begg Esq. Pollock Begg
Daniel J. Bell-Jacobs Esq. Howett Kissinger & Holst PC
Dr. Eric Bernstein Psy.D.
Tara K. Burns Esq. Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP (Cherry Hill)
Fredrick Cabell Jr., Esq. Pennsylvania Bar Association
Hon. Carolyn T. Carluccio Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas
Gregory A. Crumling CPA Crumling Consulting, LLC
Amy P. DeShong Esq. Wisler Pearlstine, LLP (Blue Bell)
Mark B. Dischell Esq. Dischell Bartle & Dooley
Kenneth M. Feinman CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC
Melissa P. Greevy Esq. Johnson Duffie Stewart & Weidner PC (Lemoyne)
David I. Grunfeld Esq. Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel LLP
J. Paul Helvy Esq. McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC (Hbg)
Jonathan T. Hoffman Esq. Cozen O'Connor (Conshohocken)
Anthony M. Hoover Esq. Levin Hoover Family Law Firm
John C. Howett Jr., Esq. Howett Kissinger & Holst PC
Jennifer L. Knighton MSW, Esq.
Hon. Andrea Marceca Strong York County Court of Common Pleas
Inna G. Materese Esq. Dischell Bartle & Dooley
Catherine M. McFadden Esq. Momjian Anderer LLC
Eileen G. Murphy Esq. Berner Klaw & Watson LLP
Hon. Katherine VanBuskirk Oliver Centre County Courthouse
Lawrence J. Persick Esq. Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP (Norristown)
Amy J. Phillips Esq. Blake & Schanbacher Law, LLC
David C. Schanbacher Esq. Blake & Schanbacher Law, LLC
Jill M. Scheidt Esq. Masano Bradley
Leora Schiff Esq. Jerner Law Group, P.C.
Nancy B. Schneider Esq. Nancy Schneider Law Inc
Hon. Christina M Simpson Adams County Court of Common Pleas
Heather Trostle Smith Esq. Pollock Begg
Brian C. Vertz Esq. Pollock Begg
Aaron D. Weems Esq. Fox Rothschild LLP (Blue Bell)
Cheryl L. Young Esq. Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller (Norristown)
Lawrence V. Young Esq. CGA Law Firm
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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